Why Am I getting 404 errors for legitimate web pages while casually browsing?
April 12, 2008 1:58 AM Subscribe
While casually surfing, why am I getting 404 errors for pages that definitely exist (like google and facebook)? How can I stop it?
posted by smersh to computers & internet (18 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
While casually surfing, I get at least five Hostgator 404 errors a day, for pages that definitely exist. Pages on google, on major websites like ign.com, facebook, etc.
I'm in India, surfing on a MacBook Pro, Safari, Leopard (though I've seen it on Firefox and on OS 10.4). I think it has to do with my ISP, but I'm not sure. It could be my wireless router (Airport Express).
My annoying remedy is to change my DNS Server information to OpenDNS when a page doesn't work (22.214.171.124 and 126.96.36.199). But, I get the same 404 page errors at the same frequency.
The switching of DNS servers ALWAYS helps immediately, but never long term. That is, it'll allow me to see the page/site right away, but another legitimate page will give me a 404 some time later.
Please help me. I'm really hoping that my configurations are doing this somehow, but I don't know how.